Currently Reading: The Chaos Machine, by Max Fisher

Last Read: Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson


Hi y’all,

As a Christmas present to myself this last December, I bought myself a kindle as a new toy to try and reduce eye strain at night while I tried to read. To my surprise, it *really* worked! I started reading more than I ever did before, and thought it might be nice to put my thoughts of each book down so that way I could relive the experiences later.

So here I am, and I figured it’d be nice to share with anyone who wants to read along with me. Thanks for being here, and I hope you enjoy my book adventures!

For the most part, I’m into nerdy topics and so will spend a fair amount of time on sci-fi books (*cough*, I’ve been burning through The Expanse books), though I also enjoy lighthearted fun books (like A Dog’s Purpose) and then some non fiction work as well (like The Big Short or Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis; or The Only Pirate At the Party by Lindsey Stirling).

So far, my favorite authors have been Michael Lewis and James S. A. Corey (even though the latter is a pen name). Thanks again for coming along for the ride!


Books Author
Talking to Strangers
Malcolm Gladwell
Battling the Big Lie Dan Pfeiffer
Fallout (Expeditionary Force Book 13) Craig Alanson
Match Game (Expeditionary Force Book 14) Craig Alanson
The Sins of our Fathers
James S.A. Corey
The Vortex (story about bangladesh)
Scott Carney; Jason Miklian
The Magnificent Nine (Firefly)
James Lovegrove
The Ghost Machine (Firefly)
James Lovegrove
Healing Politics Abdul El Sayed
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Vagabonding Rolf Potts
Why We Did It Tim Miller
Aftershocks (The Palladium Wars) Marko Kloos
Ballistic (The Palladium Wars) Marko Kloos
Citadel (The Palladium Wars) Marko Kloos
The Way of Kings (reread)
Brandon Sanderson
Words of Radiance (reread)
Brandon Sanderson
Books Author
A Promised Land Barack Obama
Critical Mass Craig Alanson
Burhsfire Craig Alanson
Breakaway Craig Alanson
Brandon Sanderson
Elizabeth Warren
After the Fall Ben Rhodes
Born a Crime Trevor Noah
Ready Player Two Ernest Cline
The Premonition Michael Lewis
Leviathan Falls
James S.A. Corey
Books Author
James S. A. Corey
Valkyrie Craig Alanson
A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump David Plouffe
Freefall Craig Alanson
Rage Bob Woodward
Rhythm of War
Brandon Sanderson
Books Author
Firefly – Big Damn Hero
James Lovegrove
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
Renegades Craig Alanson
The Fifth Risk Michael Lewis
Tiamat’s Wrath
James S.A. Corey
White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America
Margaret Hagerman
Delivering Happiness (Zappos) Tony Hsieh
Armageddon Craig Alanson
Books Author
Everything Trump Touches Dies Rick Wilson
All Systems Red Martha Wells
Fear: Trump in the White House Bob Woodward
Craig Alanson
Yes We (Still) Can Dan Pfeiffer
A Higher Loyalty James Comey
The Carnival of the Night Nicholas Carey
The Good that Men Do
Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin
The Only Pirate at the Party Lindsey Stirling
The Internet of Money
Andreas Antonopoulos
Zero Hour Craig Alanson
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Michael Wolff
Persepolis Rising
James S.A. Corey
Books Author
Brandon Sanderson
Conscience of a Conservative Jeff Flake
Brandon Sanderson
Trouble in Paradise Craig Alanson
Strange Dogs
James S.A. Corey
Giant of the Senate Al Franken
The Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival John Vaillant
Black Ops Craig Alanson
The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
Alyssa Mastromonaco
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck Mark Manson
Forging Zero Sara King
Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring Bassem Youssef
The Collapsing Empire John Scalzi
The Wise Man’s Fear Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss
Dark Matter Blake Crouch
Our Revolution Bernie Sanders
The Daily Show: An Oral History Chris Smith
Books Author
Babylon’s Ashes James S.A. Corey
Paradise Craig Alanson
SpecOps Craig Alanson
Rootless Taylor Brown
Columbus Day Craig Alanson
The Problem of HFT Haim Bodek
Dark Pools Scott Patterson
The Atlantis World A.G. Riddle
The Alantis Plague A.G. Riddle
The Atlantis Gene A.G. Riddle
House Trained Jackie Bouchard
Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Queda Douglas Laux
Red Hope John Dreese
Nomad Matthew Mather
The Phoenix Descent Chuck Grossart
Evergreen Jackson Haime
Nemesis Games James S.A. Corey
The Lost World Michael Creighton
Cibola Burn James S.A. Corey
It’s Good to be Gronk Rob Gronkowski
The Vital Abyss James S.A. Corey
The Churn James S.A. Corey
The Butcher of Anderson Station James S.A. Corey
The Hitman and the Rose Craig Thomas Boyle
Abaddon’s Gate James S.A. Corey
Caliban’s War James S.A. Corey
Leviathan Wakes James S.A. Corey
Liar’s Poker Michael Lewis
Redshirts John Scalzi
The Only Pirate At the Party Lindsey Stirling
Ready Player One Ernest Cline
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King Christie Golden